Sports Science 4

Course code HUBS3510Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

The focus of this course is the application of exercise science skills and knowledge to sports performance. Students will gain an understanding of pre-exercise screening, exercise training program design, issues related to the use of ergogenic aids and drugs in sport, and specificity of fitness testing, as well as an introduction to sports science research and peer-reviewed literature. Students will develop skills for the assessment of sports-related physical fitness.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate:
1 An understanding of the role of pre-exercise screening
2. An understanding of the physiological basis of successful sports performance
3. An understanding of the basis of successful exercise training program design
4. An understanding of the differences between exercise training programs for health, occupational fitness, rehabilitation and sports performance
5. An understanding of fitness testing for sport and the application of the results to exercise training program design
6. Skills in selecting and conducting physical fitness tests
7. Skills in group cooperation to effectively carry out comprehensive exercise testing and interpretation
8. Skills in locating, reviewing and applying the sports science literature
9. An understanding of ergogenic aids for sports performance
10. An understanding of drugs used and abused in sport.
11. An understanding of the ethical issues regarding the use of drugs in sport
12. Knowledge of the drugs commonly used in sport and their effects
ContentMajor topics include:
. Pre-exercise screening
. Needs analysis for sports performance
. The role of exercise testing
. Informed consent and liability
. Exercise training program design
. Types of sport related fitness
. Body structure and posture
. Body composition
. Flexibility
. Speed and agility
. Muscular strength, power and endurance
. Anaerobic power
. Aerobic fitness
. Resistance training
. Endurance training
. Sprint, agility and flexibility training
. Ergogenic aids
. Ergolytic substances
. Drug testing in sport
. Sports science literature searching
. Basics of data collection and interpretation
Replacing Course(s)HUBS3508 and HUBS3509. This was due to removal of 5 unit courses.
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS2520 - Sports Science 3: Exercise Physiology
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid-semester examination
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudents will be required to submit an assignment based on fitness tests performed in class and exercise training program design..
Examination: FormalStudents must satisfactorily pass the formal examination in order to be able to pass the course overall
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for HUBS3510